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Archive for: March, 2010

Lights out at Halls Gap

Grampians YHA Eco Hostel in Halls Gap will turn off the lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday as people around the globe venture into the night as part of Earth Hour. Environmental sustainability is close to the heart of hostel managers Andre and Kellie Soule who signed up as one of more than 14,000 […]

Call to help shape cancer services

Cancer survivors, carers and their families can help shape future cancer services in the Nhill district. All are invited to a meeting at Cooinda Disability Service in Nhill from 6pm to 7.30pm next Wednesday. Organisers said the aim was to gather information from the community’s perspective, which could be used to help with the planning […]

Village project a $20m boost for Horsham

A South Australian developer is set to provide Horsham with a major economic boost with plans to build a multi-million-dollar retirement village on the city’s western fringe. Friendly society KeyInvest has bought land in Jenkinson Estate where it wants to build 88 houses and a community centre called Wimmera Lodge within the next five to […]

Wade’s newest passion


Road cars have always been a passion for Wade Ellis. In fact his passion goes hand-in-hand with his job working as a full-time motor mechanic with Boss Muscle Cars, Horsham. While Wade said his passion had never waivered, his latest acquisition, a 1990 Nissan GQ Patrol, had led to his priorities ‘some-what’ changing. Wade said […]

Hooker to fly at Stawell

Hot on the heels of another world title victory, Olympic and world champion Steve Hooker will attempt to add Australia’s richest footrace to his list of achievements when he lines up in the Australia Post Stawell Gift this Easter. “It’s a fantastic weekend. I have been there many times as a spectator and its always […]

Cooper back on track


By GREG O’CONNOR Former national champion Cody Cooper will use this month’s season opener at Dooen to re-launch a career on the Australian motocross circuit. The 2004 Pro Lites title holder is back in Australia after two years tackling the Moto One circuit in the USA, based in Biloxi, Mississippi. The New Zealand-born rider said […]

Features aplenty in Lake Bolac festival

Live music, art exhibitions, twilight celebrations, forums and story-telling and dancing will be features of Lake Bolac Eel Festival on March 27. Lake Bolac Eel Festival secretary Una Allender said the festival would start at 11am with a Brolgas and Wetlands environmental forum. A live music festival would be from 1pm to midnight. “Archie Roach, […]

Hospital celebrations


East Grampians Health Service board president Graeme Foster said 150-year festivities provided an ideal opportunity to celebrate what the facility has achieved. Mr Foster, who hailed the event a ‘massive’ success, said celebrations were a way of thanking everyone involved over the 150 years at Ararat and Willaura. “The 150 year celebrations provided a great […]

Rock festival shines


Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival organiser Bernadine Streeter said this year’s event was a ‘raging’ success, with people flocking from across Australia to take part in festivities. “We were actually down a little in numbers on Friday and Saturday which was a concern but come Sunday at the show ‘n’ shine, we had a lot more […]

Frocks and gumboots in the west

If you are in the Wimmera’s west next Wednesday, chances are you might stumble across something quite strange. Considering the region is home to unique wetland country and wildlife, it might be a pair of mesmerising dancing brolga birds. Or perhaps it could be a flock of gregarious Red-tailed black cockatoos wheeling through ancient buloke […]


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